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Red Bull win in Turkey can ruin F1 championship title bid: Button

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London, May 21(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button believes that his race for the championship title could be over in Turkey, if the Red Bull team romp away with the silverware yet again.

Button is currently fourth in the championship standings behind Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel and Ferarri's Fernando Alonso.

The circuit in Istanbul should suit McLaren's aero strengths, but if Red Bull dominates again after their 1-2 at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend, it could spell disaster for the reigning champion, The Mirror reports.

Button trails Webber by eight points, but said: "This team have the resources, the manpower and the passion to succeed and to chase, and this is what they will do."

"We've had a couple of issues in the last two races with reliability and mistakes, but we have to put those behind us now and focus on the next race in Turkey. We've got to come with a stronger car, and we can't make any mistakes," he added.

The Red Bull drivers are favourites to win the title this year, with the team already leading the constructors' championship, 20 points ahead of Ferrari.

They have consistently out-paced others till now in the season, claiming pole position for all six races. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 15:52 [IST]
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